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Mary Ilene FruechtingMary Ilene Freuchting was born July 22, 1937 in Collinsville, Oklahoma, to Ellis Burtram Fritz and Florence Maude Yockey Fritz. She passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 85 years. After completing her education in Collinsville, Oklahoma, Mary was married August 25, 1954, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to Ralph Freuchting. She worked several jobs in her life, but had been a nurses aide with the Collinsville Memorial Hospital. Along with being a homemaker and caring for her family and puppies, Mary and Ralph fostered six newborn children in their home. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and participated in the Wagoner First United Methodist Church Prayer Shawl Ministry. She and Ralph enjoyed RV’ing, as well as attending Bluegrass music festivals. Mary dearly loved her grandchildren and was especially fond of her role as “Mimi”.

Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:
Daughter; Theresa Dorst and husband Jimmy, of Collinsville, Oklahoma
Son; Alan Freuchting and wife Laura, of Moreland, Georgia
Daughter; Christy Haws and husband David, of Hulbert, Oklahoma
Grandchildren; Chas Freuchting, of Newman, Georgia
Bryan Brown and wife Tracie, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Ashly Reese and husband Stephan, of Newnan, Georgia
Greg Dorst and wife Kelsey, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Chad Dorst, of Collinsville, Oklahoma
David Haws, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Jessica Haws, of Hulbert, Oklahoma
Caitlin Haws, of Hulbert, Oklahoma
10 great grandchildren
Two great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Florence Fritz, husband Ralph Freuchting, and a grandson, Christopher Dorst.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Brenan Fulton officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Mary’s memory to the Folds of Honor Foundation, [email protected] . Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.